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Review - Avery Printable Tabs

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Keeping organized during your genealogical research process is a must. When I started my personal genealogy research, I was not very organized and it bit me in the ass later on. There are still aspects of my personal research that I must go back and fix. I have many binders and...
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Two Wrongs Don't Make it Right!

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I had a discussion not long ago with a client and something came up that I thought all new genealogists should be aware of. I often see family trees posted online that 1) do not have any sources & 2) that have been copied from other family trees without sources. It is...
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Documents that have birth information are only guides if you do not have the original birth/baptismal information. I have a Blog P... Read More
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Poland Visit 2016

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Airport in Bydgoszcz, Poland It has only been one year since my last visit to Poland, but I had the opportunity to travel here again because of some genealogy research that need to be done in Maków Podhalański. I am taking the opportunity to also visit with family again. As...
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Research & Travel in Poland 2016

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I will be traveling to Poland again this year. This trip will be a combination of work and fun as I have a client that needs research done in Poland. Since I was in Poland last year, I will again have the opportunity to also visit with family. This is...
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Website Milestone: 1 Million Content Views

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I am excited to realize that my website will reach 1,000,000 content views since I started my genealogy business in 2008. It has been 8 years and although I wish I had more time to keep adding content, this number of content views tells me that I must be doing something...
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Using Indexes To Find Misspellings For Research

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Online documents are great, but if you don't know how the name was spelled, how can you search online? Online databases are indexed by human beings, not some magical force. People come from all number of countries and differences in their languages introduce spelling variations in official documents in addition to...
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I'm Polish, but Today We Can All Be Irish

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     HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! My father was born in Poland and I have Polish ancestry, but today I am going to be Irish. Given the fact that it is St. Patrick's Day, I thought i would share a story about my discovery of a real 4 leaf clover when...
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A Genealogy 101 No No

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     While at Rootstech, a woman asked me for some help with a problem in her research. I took a look at what she had and although her question was related to finding a newspaper. I thought it would be good to see the documentation she had on the person in...
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RootsTech & FGS 2015

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Its that time of year again and I am headed to the RootTech genealogy conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. RootsTech is now the largest genealogy conference in the world and it is estimated that there will be well over 10,000 people in attendance. This year FGS is having its annual...
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Meet Me at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival

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The Genealogy Assistant will be at the  Warner Fall Foliage Festival  in Warner, NH October 11-12, 2014. In addition to general genealogical research, I have specialties in Polish and French-Canadian research. If you are in the area or plan on going to the Festival please stop by and say hello....
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Where's The Deed?

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Records Room of the Belknap County, NH Registry of Deeds Are you trying to find the Deed that goes with the land that your ancestor owned, but your search comes up empty in the Deed Registry Office? Consider this... There may not be a Deed if the land was transfered...
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Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja - May 3rd Constitution Day & Polish Reunification in Germany after WWII

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Constitution Day in Poland is a national holiday that celebrates the declaration of the Constitution on May 3, 1791. The Constitution of May 3, 1791 is considered one of the most important events in Poland's history, despite the fact that it was only in effect for about one year, until the Polish-Russian...
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My Biological Grandfather - WWII Navy Records, The Brick Wall Crumbles

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Uniform patch for those that served on the USS Raton in WWII Continued from After examining the clues I had put together over the years, I began to look for William D. Bond in US Navy Records from WWII on the Fold3 website. A general search for William Bond gave...
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TNG 10 Released

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The New & Improved version of The Next Generation (TNG) genealogy software was released yesterday as version 10. Darrin Lythgoe has done it again. Darrin has continued to improve his genealogy software for use on the web. All you need is a Web Host and the TNG software to get started....
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Who is my Biological Grandfather - Naval Clues

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This is the third in a series of Brick Wall posts about my Biological Grandfather (William D. Bond). You are invited to read the first and second parts. I contacted the County courthouse in Manitowoc, WI in hopes I may find the paperwork dealing with the childsupport case for my mother,...
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Who is my Biological Grandfather - Looking for Clues

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In the previous Blog post about my Biological Grandfather, I laid out the scenerio by which I had learned about him. There was very little information provided. Here is what I knew:  My biological grandfather's name was William Bond William was in the Navy He may have been from Georgia...
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Who is my Biological Grandfather - Background

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I am going to write a series of Blog posts under the Category of Brick Walls. Almost every genealogist will run into problems researching their family. This is due to little, poor or no documentation or inexperience in genealogical research. Many brick walls are solved easily once you know what...
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The Genealogy Assistant at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival

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The Genealogy Assistant will be at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival in Warner, NH October 6-7, 2012. If you are in the area or plan on going to the Festival please stop by and say hello. The booth will be set up at the Upton Chandler House Museum across from...
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Reunion 10 Released

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The long awaited release of Reunion 10 Genealogy Data management software for MAC finally was released last week. Most Reunion users love the platform, but had seen the need for some changes and upgrades and now it has finally happened. I have been a user of Reunion for many years...
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The 1940 Census Indexing

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The big news in the genealogy community has been the release of the 1940 Census. It's been two days since the first images for the 1940 census were released. From what I have read the servers that had the images for the first 5 states for NARA at Archives.com became...
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 T he long awaited day has arrived. The series of books that are guides to researching docments in other languages is complete. For awhile now, the translation guide books for Polish, Latin & Russ...

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